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Release Note 5.1-rc1


The The Android-x86 project is glad to announce 5.1-rc1 release to public. This is the first release candidate for Android-x86 5.1 (lollipop-x86) stable release. The prebuilt images are available in the following site:

Key Features

The 5.1-rc1 release is based on the Android 5.1.1_r24. We added many x86 specified code and fixed issues to let the system runs smoothly on x86 platforms, especially for netbooks or tablets. The key features contain

Released Files

We create universal images for most x86 platforms. This release contains two files. One is the 32-bit x86 ISO and the other is the 64-bit x86_64 ISO. Both can be boot from legacy BIOS and newer UEFI firmware. You can choose one of them depends on your devices. In doubt, try the 32-bit ISO for legacy BIOS devices and 64-bit ISO for UEFI devices.

Both files can be dumped into a usb drive to create a bootable usb stick like :

dd if=android-x86-5.1-rc1.iso of=/dev/sdX

where /dev/sdX is the device name of your usb drive.

Known Issues

Source code

The source code is available in the main git server.
repo init -u git:// -b lollipop-x86
repo sync

Read this page for how to compile source code.